GTA 5 will be FREE to download and keep forever this week, shock leak suggests

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HIT game Grand Theft Auto 5 could be completely free to download and keep this week.

That’s according to industry insiders who say Fortnite’s creators will be offering it through their virtual game store.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is now seven years old

The Epic Games Store sells loads of games online – including Rockstar titles, like Red Dead Redemption 2.

But Grand Theft Auto games are missing from its roster, at least for now.

According to game news site GamePressure, that’s all about to change.

The website claims a “well-informed source” will be offering the popular game free of charge.

Rockstar is keen to get more gamers playing GTA Online

The deal is expected to run from May 14 right through to May 21.

Importantly, it’s the PC version of the game – not the Xbox or PS4 variants.

Epic Games hasn’t confirmed this offer, so take the leak with due caution.

However, the move wouldn’t be unprecedented: Epic Games regularly offers premium games as free downloads.

It could also be a savvy move for Rockstar, as the GTA 5 Premium Edition includes GTA Online.

That’s the online multiplayer version of the game, which includes micro-transactions – a valuable money-spinner for Rockstar.

Giving GTA 5 away to people who still haven’t bought the years-old game could be a clever way to get more gamers spending inside GTA Online.

GTA 5 receives regular updates with brand new content

Grand Theft Auto 5 came out in 2013, and was the first main entry in the franchise since 2008’s GTA 4.

It’s set in the fictional state of San Andreas – which is inspired by Southern California.

The story follows three criminals who conduct heists against a backdrop of organised crime and corrupt government agents.

We’ve asked Epic Games for comment and will update this story with any response.

 

 

 


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